Library Director, Rutherford County Library, Rutherfordton, NC

SALARY:

Salary $56,168 plus benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university, and eligible for NC Public Librarian certification, 3-5 years of related experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits of the department, and possession of a valid NC Drivers License.

DUTIES:

This position is responsible for professional planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Rutherford County Library System.  Develops and monitors Library budget working with Library Board and County Manager, plans monthly agenda of County, Municipal, and College Libraries Consortium meetings, and develops CMC Policy manuals and brochures. This position assures the effective and efficient operation of the library and enhances the county’s public image.

APPLY BY:

Open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Apply Rutherford County 289 North Main Street or submit online http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/Departments/humanresources/jobopenings.  Drug test and background check required.

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Director of Communication Strategy, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC, USA

NOTE:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the Director of Communication Strategy. The Director shapes the Libraries’ ongoing communications and public relations strategy, connecting the NCSU Libraries with key target audiences including students, faculty, the university community, the public, and supporters. The Director leads the Libraries’ communications and external relations team of two staff members—a publications director and a graphic designer—plus student assistants, and works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the library and with University Communications to further position the NCSU Libraries as a leader in library and educational innovation.

SALARY:

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required qualifications:
·       ALA-accredited MLS, MIS or equivalent advanced degree
·       Relevant professional experience managing communications for an organization
·       Demonstrated knowledge of integrated marketing communications, including expertise with traditional media and with online social media and marketing channels
·       Demonstrated understanding of the mission and role of an academic research library
·       Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with the ability to articulate, promote, and support the Libraries’ mission
·       Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently
·       Excellent interpersonal skills, with a capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambitious, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
·       Evidence of ongoing professional development and contribution.
Preferred qualifications:
·       Relevant professional experience in a university environment
·       Supervisory experience

DUTIES:

The Director of Communication Strategy leads the NCSU Libraries’ internal and external communications programs to enhance awareness of the library’s services, collections, spaces, and accomplishments, and to cultivate relationships with key audiences, particularly students and faculty. The position oversees the Libraries’ print and online publications program, manages media relations, and serves as the spokesperson for the Libraries and liaison to University Communications. S/he participates in strategic planning and development of the Libraries’ public website and social media presence, promoting creativity, quality, integrated messaging, and ease of discovery and use. Collaboration with development and fundraising teams to broaden the Libraries’ donor base and strengthen the commitment of existing donors is another key responsibility. This position oversees multimedia content creation and selection for display in multiple venues, including the Hunt Library’s industry-leading high-definition video walls.  S/he participates in library planning and policy-making and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams, including Management Council. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Libraries.

AVAILABLE:

This position is available early 2015.

APPLY BY:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00065546. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

See vacancy announcement with application instructions at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/DCS

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NC LIVE Systems Librarian, NC LIVE, Raleigh, NC, USA

NOTE:

NC LIVE is seeking candidates with a passion for helping people find, use, and create information.  We need your enthusiasm, ideas, and your unique skills to expand the digital possibilities of the state’s academic and public libraries.
At NC LIVE, your work and ideas will make a difference on a statewide level. If you are looking to join an organization with a track record of success, come join us at NC LIVE and help build the next generation of libraries in North Carolina.
NC LIVE is a statewide collaborative venture among the nearly 200 public and academic libraries in North Carolina, including the University of North Carolina System, North Carolina Community College System, the public libraries of North Carolina serving all 100 counties, and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. NC LIVE provides all the people of North Carolina with equal access to an essential and powerful array of online resources and related services to support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of all North Carolinians.   The NC LIVE offices are located on the campus of the host institution, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  More information about NC LIVE can be found at: http://www.nclive.org/about.

SALARY:

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
·       ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent advanced degree in information science, computer science, or related field
·       Experience developing or integrating tools with database-driven systems, such as content management and customer relations management systems
·       Familiarity with current digital library technologies, standards, and best practices
·       Familiarity with Unix/Linux environments
·       Familiarity and experience with open source programming languages, including PHP
·       Database development experience with relational databases such as mySQL
·       Demonstrated ability to effectively listen, speak, write, and otherwise communicate with colleagues and customers in ways that build confidence and satisfaction with individual and organizational performance
·       Demonstrated ability to provide technology assistance to non-technical colleagues
·       Ability to lead, collaborate, and excel in a team environment
Preferred:
·       Previous experience in a library, educational institution, or other knowledge-based organization
·       Previous experience with Drupal, SugarCRM
·       Experience with XML technologies and relevant metadata standards
·       Experience with APIs and/or search engine technologies
·       Prior experience troubleshooting Unix-based applications and packages
·       Knowledge of user-centered design processes
·       Experience working with vendors and managing service level agreements
·       Experience working with descriptive metadata

DUTIES:

As part of a seven-person team of librarians and information technology professionals, the Systems Librarian will provide technical and project leadership for creatively solving shared problems and advancing digital library collections and services across the entire spectrum of libraries in North Carolina.  The successful candidate will also find innovative ways to support teammates and contribute to the shared success of NC LIVE.  Work is expected to be in the following areas:
Web, Database, and Application Development
·       Adapt, integrate and maintain existing database applications, tools and services, including but not limited to a Customer Relationship Management system, a web Content Management System, intranet tools, proxy and authentication services, among others
·       Develop new digital library services through an iterative process that emphasizes performance, usability, and sustainability
·       Develop/maintain customer-facing tools and back-end services that support ongoing data analysis of consortial content and services and digital library projects
·       Identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved consortial library services
·       Collaborate closely with member librarians and development staff to adapt their locally created tools and services to NC LIVE’s service environment
·       Act as the consortium’s liaison to our network service provider (MCNC), facilitating the development, maintenance, and management of server infrastructure.
·       Manage and contribute to organizational projects using standard project management processes
·       Provide oversight and direction to NC LIVE’s procurement, optimization, and use of descriptive metadata.
Customer Support
·       Act as technical expert for staff who advocate on behalf of member libraries with service providers and partners
·       Monitor and facilitate the resolution process of technical issues related to NC LIVE sponsored content and services
·       Provide consulting services to member libraries in areas of expertise
·       Build relationships with vendors to ensure the best match of service to organizational needs
·       Support and facilitate the Advisory Committees by helping them set priorities, evaluate service, and formulate recommended processes and guidelines

AVAILABLE:

This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.

APPLY BY:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected.  The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/43588. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

See vacancy announcement and application instructions at: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/ncl_va

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Reference Librarian, Person County Library, Roxboro, NC

SALARY:

$36,045

QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters Degree in library science from an accredited ALA library school and some experience in library work at the professional level.  Must possess or be eligible for NC Public Library Certification.

DUTIES:

Plans and organizes program activities including genealogical research fundamentals and/or children’s programming such as summer reading programs, preschool story time, after school care story time, and other related children’s programming.  Provides reference services to patrons in person and by phone; uses a variety of materials and sources to answer questions or provide assistance with genealogical research or other information.  Develops collection in area of assignment including investigating and selecting books and other media for purchase; organizes section of the library for easy retrieval of materials; generates bibliographic book lists on specific subjects; establishes attractive displays; plans and presents various programs or themes.  Provides tours and Instructs patrons in the use of the library, the card catalogue system, intra-library/inter-library loans and computers to access needed information sources and books.  Works the circulation desk on assigned schedule; supervises pages while on duty, provides reader advisory service, assigns computers for patrons, checks books in and out, monitors the behavior of patrons and collects fines.
Collaborates with community groups to promote literacy and other programs; prepares publicity and displays to promote activities. Attends training; reads and keeps current professionally; keeps current on collections by reading and reviewing books and materials received; and maintains knowledge of books and materials and technical advances in the library field.  Maintains records and prepares reports on activities; assist with budget preparation by providing information in specialized area.   May develop and apply for grants to expand programming.   Extensive knowledge of online research and electronic databases.

APPLY BY:

5:00 PM November 11, 2014

TO APPLY:

Person County application , resume, and cover letter (all required) to:
Human Resources Director
304 S. Morgan St Room 207/208
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-597-1725

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Library Associate/Technical Services, Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines, NC

NOTE:

The Town of Southern Pines is a lovely small community with residents who value and support library services.  The Town is approximately 1.25 hours drive from Raleigh, 1.5 hours from Greensboro/High Point and 3 hours from Charlotte.
The Town of Southern Pines is a drug-free workplace. A criminal background check is part of the application process.
The Town of Southern Pines does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in a job application process, program, or activity, please contact the Personnel Department at 910-692-7021 within 36 hours of the scheduled date for which you will need an accommodation.

SALARY:

$34,932

QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent skills in using Windows-based software and the ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems are required. Undergraduate degree and course work in library science and /or work experience in library technical services is required. Previous experience working with the public and supervisory experience is required. Graduate work in Library Science or Information Technology is preferred. Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an excellent driving record.

DUTIES:

The Town seeks an experienced library professional with strong technical, public service, and supervisory skills to work in the Southern Pines Public Library.  Duties include cataloging and classifying library materials, providing reference and circulation services, and supervising library operations during some evening and weekend hours.

AVAILABLE:

Immediately

APPLY BY:

Open until filled

TO APPLY:

Visit the Town of Southern Pines Employment page of the website (http://www.southernpines.net/jobs.aspx) and fill out the application.  Send completed application to:
Personnel Department
Town of Southern Pines
125 SE Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 283887

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

See the job posting on the Town of Southern Pines website:  http://www.southernpines.net/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=101&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Library-Associate-Technical-Services-20

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Outreach Services Librarian (part-time), Fontana Regional Library, Bryson City, NC

NOTE:

The Fontana Regional Library is looking for someone who can wear many hats!  If you can switch hats often and keep smiling, you may be just the person to fill the position of Outreach Services Librarian.  You’ll be the captain of the Reading Rover bookmobile crew, steering the Rover through rough and calm times.  Wearing a railroad engineer hat, you’ll conduct workshops for parents and caregivers, and story times for preschoolers.  With your artist’s beret, you can create marketing materials for the many services you and your crew provide.  Don’t forget your cowboy hat to rope in funding to help support outreach services.  And of course, you’ll need a firefighter’s hat to deal with burning issues that flare up!

Fontana is a regional public library system serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six member libraries and the Reading Rover bookmobile.  Since 1999, Fontana Regional Library’s Reading Rover has developed pre-literacy skills by bringing monthly story time programs and age-appropriate library materials to toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers at Macon County child care locations. The Reading Rover also sponsors caregiver and parent training workshops in techniques to encourage development of early literacy skills at home and in the classroom.

SALARY:

The Outreach Services Librarian position is 30 hours per week.  Salary range is $24,000-$25,000 annually accompanied by a generous benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters’ degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred. Alternative education requirements are a Bachelors’ degree in early childhood education or library science. A minimum of two years’ experience working in libraries, experience with children, and customer service are all required. At least one year supervisory experience preferred. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a thorough knowledge of current reading trends for youth, and familiarity with stages of childhood development.  The ideal candidate should be able to work comfortably both as a team member and independently.

DUTIES:

Supervise and direct outreach services staff, oversee daily bookmobile operations, work to assure effective communication within the community and in the regional library system to achieve local and system-wide goals.  The Outreach Services Librarian develops and maintains the Reading Rover collection to ensure that it meets the needs of the populations it serves; plans and organizes outreach programs and activities; assesses user activities, programs, services, and goals; works closely with other community agencies for the growth and development of outreach services. A complete job description is available upon request.

AVAILABLE:

January 15, 2015

APPLY BY:

Accepting applications until position is filled.

TO APPLY:

Send letter of application, résumé, and references to:
Karen Wallace, Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
OR to kwallace@fontanalib.org

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For additional information, contact Karen Wallace at (828) 524-3600 or kwallace@fontanalib.org.

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Technical Services Librarian, Caldwell County Public Library, Lenoir, NC

SALARY:

$38,041

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or a regionally accredited school of higher education and be capable of acquiring North Carolina Public Librarian certification within a reasonable time frame. Required skills include knowledge of modern cataloging standards, strong technology skills and excellent customer service skills. Desired qualifications include experience in a public library setting and experience using the Evergreen library system.
This position is required to work 2 evenings and one Saturday per month. Must have and maintain a valid N.C. Driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

DUTIES:

The Technical Services Librarian will prepare original and copy cataloging records and manage daily operations of the library’s ILS, including managing statistical reports, training staff, and writing detailed procedures as necessary.  This individual will also manage other duties of the Technical Services department, including interlibrary loan and meeting room services. Additional responsibilities include supervising one full-time and one part-time library assistant and working at public service desks as needed.

AVAILABLE:

December 1, 2014

APPLY BY:

Open until filled

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter, resume and completed Caldwell County application to Caldwell County Human Resources,
Post Office Box 2200, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645-2200 .  County applications may be found at:  http://www.caldwellcountync.org/caldwell-county-nc-employment/

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Contact Library Director Sarah Greene at 828-757-1288.

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